Arafa Day

Tomorrow is Arafah Day

The ninth day of Dhu’l-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the Day of ‘Arafah.

It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of ‘Arafah to pray.

On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual Hajj should spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following ‘Eid ul-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the Hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness of sacrifice)

Just as those on Haj are blessed with the opportunity to turn to Allah, repent and

“come out as sinless as a newborn child” (Al-Bukhari)

, the ones not on Haj also get a somewhat similar opportunity.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  “Fasting the Day of Arafat (9th Dul-Hijjah) is an expiation for (the sins of) the previous year and an expiation for (the sins of) the coming year.” (Muslim)

Not all of us can perform Haj, but almost all of us can race for Allah’s pleasure and forgiveness by fasting on the Day of Arafat which is the day of salvation from the Fire. Allah frees from the Fire those who gather in Arafat, as well as those Muslims in their home cities who can’t gather there. However, the day which follows is an Eid celebration for all the Muslims in the world, whether they were on Haj or not, because they were still included in the salvation and forgiveness of the Day of Arafat.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of Arafat. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’” (Muslim)

 

The Almighty made the Day of Arafat the best day of the year just like He made the Night of Qadr the best night of the year.

While no one knows for sure which night is the Night of Qadr from the last ten nights of Ramadan, Allah has made the Best Day of the year known and this is His special favor on His believing servants and a chance for them to improve their relationship with Him by way of doing all kinds of good deeds and dua.
Arafat is a day of acceptance of duas and dua is the cord that connects the human to the Almighty and according to a Hadith:

“The best of dua is dua on the day of Arafat.” (Hasan Al-Albaani in Saheeh Al-Jaami’1102)

The day of Arafat is among the most blessed times of the year in Islam. It commemorates the finality of revelation (Qur’an 5:3) and the completion of the Ḥaj pilgrimage.

It is also the day when the Prophet delivered his last sermon — A gem and a reminder of our responsibility and accountability to Allah, so read about it, reflect and strive to implement the advice. Main guidelines from the last sermon included:
• Sacredness of a Muslim’s life and property
• The importance of propagating this message to all others (A Muslim’s responsibility thus does not end by following the religion)
• A reminder that everyone is fully accountable for their deeds and Allah (God) will take every person into account. If everyone heeded to this fact alone, the world would be a much better place today.
• “Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.” These words of the prophet are self-explanatory.
• The prohibition of dealing with interest (Numerous accounts in Qur’an and Hadith prohibit taking, giving or being a part of any transaction dealing with interest).
• “You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.” These words of the prophet are self explanatory.
• The awareness of satin and how he can work to deviate us from the right path and doing evil things.
• Rights of women over men and rights of men over women.
• Treatment of women with kindness.
• Modesty and chastity in women.
• The importance of worshipping Allah (offering the five daily prayers, fasting Ramadan, giving charity (Zakat) and performing Haj.
• Equality among all (blacks, white, Arabs, non-Arabs, etc.)
• The need to establish justice.
• Islam is the final divine religion (Last Prophet and Last Book).

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Sour Tuna Curry Recipe

I love Curry, Tuna and sour taste in mouth . Also I am a person who is not a big fan of eating things separate, I am more of a person who will combine Salad and Curry or Salad and Rice; Pasta, Haleem, Harees, Madhrooba and u name it. And I tell you if you Salad tastes good u won a jackpot by mixing your main course with Salad.

So one day I decided to do a little experiment at home combining all three in one. Ya Allah I love its taste.

PERFECT .

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So yeah I usually make this dish for dinner, and tonight after a very long time I prepared this dish again and it tasted great with yogurt on side.

I have tried making the same recipe using different type tunas preserved in olive oil, sunflower oil or salt water. Each type gives a different taste to the dish, for example the dark tuna meet gives a horrible taste, salt water tuna make the dish too salty, white meet in sunflower oil gives a perfect taste. The type of tuna I used and personally prefer for this recipe is in the picture below :

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Ingredients

  1. Canned Tuna Fish – 2 cans (I used white meat tuna solid pack in sunflower oil)
  2. Tomato (chopped) – 2 medium
  3. Onion (sliced) – 2 medium
  4. Coriander– chopped
  5. Salt – As required
  6. Oil – 2 tbsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Chicken Stock Cube – 1 piece
  9. Oil in the Tuna Cans
  10. Cajun – 1 tbs
  11. Lemon – 1 medium

 

Preparation Method

  1. Do not drain the water and oil from the canned tuna fish. I prefer making this recipe in Tuna water or oil become it give a delicious taste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and sauté onions till golden.20170820_201359
  3. Add tomatoes along with little salt and stir till the tomatoes are crushed. 20170820_201650
  4. Now add the cube, oil in the cans, chilli powder and Cajun powder and stir for a few minutes.20170820_202143-e1503264789838.jpg20170820_20235820170820_202443
  5. Mix the tuna fish and cook for 5-8 minutes adding later on green chopped chilli and lemon juice and chopped coriander to it20170820_202758.jpg20170820_203300.jpg20170820_203827.jpg
  6. Finally, serve the dish with some yogurt aside.20170820_204832

 

Like I said I love mixing salad with my main course so that’s why I don’t fry my onions till they get soft and same goes to the tomatoes i don not cook tomatoes till they get mashed and become like a paste, but until they get soft and start looking like they are crushed.

You always have the choice of adding fresh water instead of the can water or oil, but can water or oil gives a better taste. Trust me.

I prefer putting yogurt with the tuna for if it’s too spicy, salty or sour u always have something to save you 😛 .

 

 

 

Hope you try it out one day and share your experience or picture maybe. Let me know what you think.

Don’t Let Society Define You

 

 

Either way we want to imitate those we idolize. Now that is all well and good, but what we forget is that no matter how much we change ourselves to be like the ones that we look up to, we must shy away from being artificial and continue being our natural selves. That is what makes us the unique individuals that we are. As a result we see a lot of artificial people trying to be something that they are not all because they let society define them. Don’t let this be you.

 

A beautifully written blog post, I love the way the writer has written down his thoughts and beliefs. Do read the post and leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

 

Enjoy

 

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The society in which we live has a strong impact on the way we live our lives on a daily basis. Sometimes the reason we are so hard on ourselves about certain things are because: 1. Different race/ gender stigmas can make it hard for the way a certain group of people are portrayed in […]

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Hope

Sometimes we need someone to remind us what to do in such situations…

Lovely Blog post, enjoy reading it

 

 

The worst thing you can do in life is take away a person’s hope Belittle their dreams Mock their ambitions. Respect lost is not as easy to gain back and people don’t like to give second chances. If they realize that you are not taking them seriously, they will walk away. It’s that simple. Dreams […]

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How do you know it’s your passion? — Shatter the Fourth Wall

“The only connection and the only fuel that allows you to immerse yourself in it is the fact that you find it worthwhile.”

“It’s a title you would love to have by your name, it’s a thing you take pride in and once engaged, garners and maintains your full attention – with ease. Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Once you stop, you miss it.”

 

Short and to the point. Beautiful Post, enjoy reading it.

 

 

Here’s a new one; I’ll give you the answer in the second sentence as opposed to in the conclusion. It’s when you know you’d still do it whether people are watching or not, whether you get status or not, whether it has a potential of cash flow or not. I.e. it is completely unhinged from […]

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August 14th

On August 14th Pakistan celebrates Independence Day.

Speaking to the constituent assembly days before the partition of India in 1947, the founding leader of Pakistan said:

You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah

On this day in 1947, Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic republic when it gained independence from British rule.

The name Pakistan is a conjunction of two words ‘Pak’ meaning ‘Pure’ in Urdu and Persian, and ‘Stan’ meaning ‘Land’. The name was also promoted in a pamphlet produced by the Muslim movement in 1933 – ” Punjab, North-West Frontier Province (Afghan Province), Kashmir, Sind and Baluchistan”. The ‘i’ was added to aid pronunciation.

Wishing All Pakistanis around the world

Happy 70th Independence Day

 

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How to Have Healthy Alone Time — MakeItUltra™

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle When was the last time you had a day to yourself? If you are like most people it was probably a while ago. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded by external stimuli. […]

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I used to have alone time either at the beach taking pictures watching sunset or admiring the sea, thinking about life, or by locking myself in my room doing nothing but checking social media or something to keep me busy.

But recently I had internet problem for 2 days I really felt like I had no purpose in life, but after a while I realised I’ve got all the time in the world for myself and to do what I want.

Internet, social media smart phones are distracting me from myself and my goals. I’ve done all things listed in the post above except for the social media part, couldn’t keep myself away from it, but I really have to set a time for it instead of being virtually social all the time and neglecting myself.

Adding to those 5 things, not carrying a smart phone gives me more time for myself, it’s hard, I lost mine and planning to get a new one (I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT A SMART PHONE AND CAMERA), but I’m delaying this idea because I feel I’m at peace this way. I was too active on social media, I am still active but not like how I used to. This thing has given me freedom, watching the sunset without worrying about how the picture will look like, going out relaxing myself without WhatsApp messages stress or snapchating my peaceful time.

I realised the problem is not in having social media or smart phone, but how we let ourselves to be enslaved by these things, it’s about prioritising your time, your peace, YOURSELF. Rest of the things can be done any other time, but not in YOURSELF TIME.

 

Do you have your ALONE TIME  ???

Kinder Egg Cupakes — BAKER MAN

Who doesn’t love kinder egg !!

This recipe post has details one can imagine while reading the instructions.

Can’t wait to try making it and decorating it, can imagine fantastic results already. 😀

 

Easter is over. Any chances you’ve got some left over kinder chocolate?

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Why?

WHY leads to everything

 

I came across this blog post, and it reminded me of my mission again, and made me ask my self WHY when ever I get out of the track, blank or depressed. This WHY gives you great motivation and power to pursue life.

 

SO WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

 

 

The biggest question of all: WHY? WHY I was born? WHY I’m here? What is the purpose of my life? Some people, like Beethoven, haven’t any problem with that. But for most of us is not so easy to figure out WHY. Some people don’t care. They spent their lives day by day existing – […]

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